Nexus 6P officially unveiled
Google recently hosted it annual media event where it launches the latest version of Android, in this case Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Traditionally, the latest version of Android is featured on a new Nexus device. For the first time, Google introduced two new Nexus devices. One of which is the Huawei-made Nexus 6P.
Nexus 6P officially announced
The Nexus 6P offers a premium look and feel, since it is clad in aircraft-grade aluminium. It is a mere 7.3 mm-thin (159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm), which isn’t bad at all, considering the device comes with a massive 3,450 mAh battery. Sadly, this battery is non-removable. The device also does not support wireless charging.
Colour options include white, aluminium, and graphite. A rose gold version is also available, but you’d have to fly all the way to Japan just to get your hands on one. It weighs in at 178 g.
Other features include a reversible Micro USB Type-C connector found on the bottom of the device, an RGB light the lights up when important notifications are received, and front-facing stereo speakers.
Also found on the back of the device is a fingerprint scanner. A number of high-end devices come with fingerprint readers, but this scanner no longer requires you to unlock the screen and then unlock the device. To unlock the phablet, all you have to do is tap the fingerprint scanner once.
5.7-inch Quad HD screen
The Nexus 6P rocks a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). This works out to a pixel density of 518 ppi. To prevent scratches and cracks, the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. 5.7 inches may be too big, but the device is the same size as Apple iPhone 6S Plus, but offers a larger screen.
Processor and internal storage
The Nexus 6P packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor with cores clocked up to 2 GHz. True, the CPU was subject to a scandal, since it has a tendency to overheat, but the hardware version used is version 2.1, which is said to offer better heat management. The Adreno 430 GPU is on board to handle graphics.
The Nexus 6P will be available in 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB storage options. The phablet doesn’t come with microSD support.
The Nexus 6P sports a 12.3-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and IR lasers assist with focusing. The Sony sensor comes with large 1.55-micron pixels, which is larger compared to the 1.12 – 1.22-micron pixels used on most smartphone cameras. This makes the camera ideal for snapping high-equality photos in even the poorest light conditions. It also comes with dual LED flash. The only downside is that it does not comes with OIS, which is strange since its predecessor the Motorola-made Nexus 6 comes with the feature.
As for its front-facing camera, the Nexus 6P comes with a massive 8-megapixel snapper with 1.4-micron pixels and an f/2.4 aperture. Normally, high-end devices only come with 5-megapixel front-facing cameras.
The Nexus 6P can also record 4K videos at 30 fps. Slow motion videos can be recorded at 240 fps, which is 8 times slower than real life.
Price and release date
The Nexus 6P has been put up for pre-order on Google Play. The 32 GB version will cost £449, the 64 GB version £499, and the 128 GB will set you back £579. The device will ship later this October, but when exactly this months remains a mystery.
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